I am recently re-discovering pork chops. I never really cared for them growing up. But now as an adult I am finding them tastier than I remember them ever being. So I decided to try out stuffing a pork chop with gremolata – a parsley and lemon condiment. The results were VERY tasty!
GochuJang is a Korean sauce that is kind of new to me. It is a red chile paste that contains glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, salt and sweetener. It has a pretty unique flavor, it’s super thick and is pretty strong – meaning it really needs to be stirred into something to make a sauce or marinade ratherRead more
I had a bit of pork tenderloin left over from the recipe I made I my last post. I decide to make a quick stir fry and throw in some shrimp too, why not? The whole dish came together quickly, didn’t use a ton of ingredients and had such great flavor – a perfect busyRead more
There are so many recipes out in the world it’s rare that I have a single recipe on repeat. Of all the recipes I’ve made I think this next recipe is one that I have gone back to make the most. It’s my go to dish for a dinner party. It’s delicious, unexpected and best ofRead more
I find that lemongrass is kind of an odd thing. For being a stalk of grass I find it really strange that it carries such a citrus scent and flavor. Lemongrass is used as an herb in Asian cuisine (which is how the next recipe uses it) but also as a medicinal herb in IndiaRead more
For my last post I used mushrooms, I had a few left over so I decided to put them to use. If you might recall I said I really don’t like eating mushrooms, but I do really like sauces made with mushrooms…so I went ahead to make a pretty popular mushroom sauce. And while typicallyRead more
This next recipe had been an ongoing process for about a month. Reason it took so long is because it involved curing meat! Something completely new to me but given my love for cured meats I was extremely excited when I opened up the next cookbook and saw what I was going to be doing!
Ramen is awesome! I love ramen. I love it’s richness. I love it’s complexity of layers of flavors. When I see a bowl of ramen I smile. It is my comfort food. It’s like a hug of deliciousness. I have been crafting my own recipe for ramen for the past month. Trying out different things andRead more
Well it’s winter and I am grilling outside! I was super excited to fire up the grill for this next recipe but my hopes of a great burger were diminished when I realized the elements of the burger were not sticking together.
I had to plan ahead for this next recipe, since the marinating time was 3 days!! The recipe came from the book: In The Charcuterie. The recipe tagged was for Pork Brochettes with Herbes de Provence. (sounds fancy!)
It has been fun now that I am getting back to cookbooks I have already visited and comparing to what I made the last time round. Last time I used this cookbook I made a BBQ burger, you can read all about it here.
On our last trip to Eataly (you can read about it here btw), I bought a new book called “Prosciutto” by Carla Bardi. The book is not only a guidebook for prosciutto but it also contains a few recipes.
One of my favorite shows to watch is Portlandia. Portlandia is a sketch comedy show staring Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen along with Carrie Brownstein. They play all sorts of characters. It is a pretty funny, yet out there, kind of bizarre show. I was really excited when my friend Jen got me “The Portlandia Cookbook” byRead more